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Bruce Lee’s Legacy Still Debated 40 Years After His Death

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As debates continue on whether Bruce Lee actually died and how exactly he died, fans are marking his death 40 years ago on 20th July  with art gallery shows, exhibitions and even street graffiti but some people are urging Hong Kong’s government to do more to honor the former British colony’s biggest star.

Lawmakers and scholars have joined calls from fans, fearing the government is wary of fully embracing Lee’s legacy. His enduring spirit of youthful rebellion and a willingness to fight big oppressors may have spooked city leaders prone to second-guessing their political masters in Beijing.

“The Hong Kong government or the people on top of the governing body are not thinking, first of all, in terms of Hong Kong people’s mindset,” said Lo Wai-luk, an associate professor in the Academy of Film at Hong Kong Baptist University.

“They think of how to do something to please the main Chinese government or not to violate” what they think Beijing likes, he said.

American-born but raised in Hong Kong, Lee died of brain swelling aged just 32 at the height of his fame. His most popular film, the worldwide blockbuster Enter the Dragon, was released just six days after his death in 1973.

The government did not respond to Reuters questions but in recent statements it has outlined a number of officially backed efforts to mark the anniversary.

It has supported a five-year exhibition, due to be opened on Friday by the city Financial Secretary John Tsang at a museum. The government film archive is also producing documentaries of his life and new prints of some of Lee’s films.

But some fans feel the government is simply making up for lost time and they are angry about the lack of a permanent memorial or museum to honour Lee.

A member of the city’s Legislative Council questioned officials over their failed negotiations two years ago to buy and restore Lee’s former mansion in the upscale Kowloon Tong suburb to create a museum devoted to him.

Gregory So, Hong Kong’s secretary for commerce and economic development, acknowledged Lee’s “tremendous contribution” to martial arts and cinema and the deep international and domestic interest in his life. But he said there were no plans to re-open negotiations on taking over Lee’s old home.

Some fans are happily taking matters into their own hands.

Amid the bustle of the business and entertainment district of Wanchai, a graffiti caricature of Lee marks the entrance to an alley that leads to an art gallery. Renowned avant-garde artists have attempted to capture his fighting spirit in paintings that line the walls.

Co-organiser Adam Chow said Lee’s “spirit and strong body” had a big impact on scrawny Hong Kong teenagers in the 1970s.

“At that time, Hong Kong people were so skinny, so as teenagers we were surprised he had a very strong body,” Chow said. “He also worked very hard and showed a lot of confidence to the public.”

 

Posters and T-shirts of Lee in his famous battle stance, scars torn across his muscled torso, remain hot items in markets.

Other fans will lay wreaths on Saturday at the foot of a statue of Lee, in full kung fu flight, on the Kowloon waterfront.

Wong Yiu-keung, chairman of Hong Kong’s Bruce Lee fan club, told Reuters the city’s government owed a great deal to Lee.

“They have always used him when promoting the city abroad but have never done anything in honour of him.”

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Singer Gabriel K drops 17 track “Love Ocean” album

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Gabriel K has dropped his second album in less than two years. Love Ocean” is a 17 track album. It was released and made available on all online platforms on March 1st, 2020.

This is clearly an amazing feat seeing as he released his debut 16 track album “Done Waiting” in May of 2019.

This then brings his total collection of songs to 33.

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Zzina awards announce 2020 nominees

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The official celebration of Ugandan art and talent….. ZZINA AWARDS is back again for the 7th consecutive season under the theme “For the Love of Ugandan Music.”

Following a whole month online nominations by the Bazzinyi, tonight we officially unveil the full list of contenders for this year’s awards which Mark’s the beginning of the voting process set to be conducted solely on our website www.galaxyfm.co.ug

On this beautiful night we are also pleased to welcome on board 3 great partners in telecom giants MTN Uganda, cosmetics gurus Movit plus betting powerhouse Kagwirawo.

These noble partners joining the winning team gives us more confidence to continue our project of uplifting, promoting and nurturing Ugandan talent to the highest of levels.

Attached the full list of all nominees under 20 categories.

It should however be noted that 2 of the 18 categories are not up for voting and the winners are determined by a select committee of experts. These include;

1. Legend Award.

2. Sports Personality of the Year Award.

Song Of The Year

• Gutujja – B2C & Rema

• Chikibombe – Levixone

• Omusheshe – Ray G & Spice Diana

• Parte After Parte – Bigtril

• Bango – Rickman Manrick

• Sikikukweka – Daddy Andre

• Semyekozo – Eddy Kenzo

• Do Dat – John Blaq

Artist Of The Year

• Spice Diana

• Fik Fameica

• Eddy Kenzo

• John Blaq

• Daddy Andre

• Rema

Best Female Artist

• Vinka

• Sheebah

• Winnie Nwagi

• Karole Kasita

• Rema

• Spice Diana

• Cindy

Best Male Artist

• Fik Fameica

• Eddy Kenzo

• John Blaq

• B2C

• Daddy Andre

• Bigtril

• Feffe Bussi

Best Producer

• Nessim

• Daddy Andre

• Artin

• Diggy Bauer

• Ronnie

• Bomba

• Rinex

• T.O.N

Best Fans Team

• Sheebaholics

• Team Eddy Kenzo

• Fresh Gang

• Spice Gadgets

• 100% Chameleone

• B2C Soldiers

• Rema Diehards

Best Lugaflow/Rap Song

• Bambi – Fresh Kid

• Parte After Parte – Bigtril

• Bomboclat – Ykee Benda Ft. Bigtril, Santana, Feffe Bussi, Navio, Don MC & Enef

• Sima – VIP Jemo

• Bango – Rickman Manrick

• Cheating – Recho Rey

• Wulila Ebaala – Suspekt Leizor

• Baagala Feffe – Feffe Bussi

• Naye Tunyumirwe – Rickman Manrick

Best Luga Flow/Rap Artist

• VIP Jemo

• Suspekt Leizor

• Bigtril

• Fresh Kid

• Recho Rey

• Fik Fameica

• Rickman Manrick

• Feffe Bussi

Best Dancehall Song

• Yaka – Karole Kasiita

• Boom Party – Cindy

• Sikikukweka – Daddy Andre

• Tebimala – Vyper Ranking & Cindy

• Do Dat – John Blaq

• Sikyo – Kapa Cat

• Jangu Ondabe – Spice Diana

• Copy Cat – Cindy

Best Dancehall Artist

• Cindy

• Daddy Andre

• Vyper Ranking

• Karole Kasiita

• Vinka

• John Blaq

• Beenie Gunter

• Kapa Cat

Breakthrough Artist

• Kapa Cat

• Grenade Official

• Fresh Kid

• VIP Jemo

• Suspekt Leizor

Best Contemporary Urban Song

• Anjagala – Maro

• Gutujja – B2C & Rema

• Squeeze – Voltage Music & Fille

• No Lettin Go – Beenie Gunter & Lydia Jazmine

• Amaaso (Remix) – Winnie Nwagi, Vinka, Feffe Bussi, The Myth & DJ Harold

• Falling For You – Allan Toniks & Fille

• Jangu – Winnie Nwagi

• Kyosaba – Chosen Becky

Best Contemporary Urban Artist

• King Saha

• Daddy Andre

• Spice Diana

• Lydia Jazmine

• Rema

• Winnie Nwagi

• Fille

• Allan Toniks

Best Afro Beat Song

• Nkuloga – Grenade Official

• Enyanda – Sheebah

• Love Yoo – Feffe Bussi

• Ekilo Munzikiza – Pallaso

• Tell Me – Fik Fameica

• Semyekozo – Eddy Kenzo

• Sunday – DJ Slick Stuart, DJ Roja Ft. Allan Toniks

• Omusheshe – Ray G & Spice Diana

• Hana (Remix) – Pallaso & Jose Chameleone

• Signal – Eddy Kenzo

Best Collaboration

• Gutujja – B2C & Rema

• Amaaso (Remix) – Winnie Nwagi, Vinka, Feffe Bussi, The Myth & DJ Harold

• Telemundo – Voltage Music & Chosen Becky

• Omusheshe – Ray G & Spice Diana

• Squeeze – Voltage Music & Fille

• Don’t Stop – Daddy Andre & John Blaq

• Omu Bwati – Fik Fameica & Patoranking

• Yitayo – Chosen Blood & Winnie Nwagi

• Replace Me(Remix) – Grenade Official, John Blaq, Sheebah

• Hana (Remix) – Pallaso & Jose Chameleone

Best Song Writer

• Dokta Brain

• Producer Ronnie

• Daddy Andre

• Sheena Skies

• Yesse Oman Rafiki

Best Comedian

• Mighty Family

• Maulana & Reighn

• Mariachi

• Bizonto

• Madrat & Chiko

• Teacher Mpamire

• Salvado

Best Inspirational Song

• Bikyuuka – Eddy Kenzo

• Ensi – David Lutalo

• Bambi – Fresh Kid

• Topowa – Suspekt Leizor

• Mama – Vivian Tendo

• Ndikuwaki – Pallaso

• Ebizibu – Ziza Bafana

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Hymn Experience to bring christians together on Good Friday

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Christians of different denominations will come together to celebrate Hymn music on GoodFriday in a Christian event dubbed The Hymn Experience. The show that will beheld at Kampala Serena Hotel is organized by Masrob Events and the idea was championed by Hymn Singer Julian Nakato also known as Nakie Julian. Accordingto Nakie, gospel events have not seen success and have not been fully supported over the years. “I sat down in 2014 and thought of how to change the mindset of those who attend gospel concerts and thought about something fresh” Nakie says. She goes on to say that the Hymn Experience is an idea he got because Hymnsongs are forgotten but loved by many church goers. This year’s theme will be Bring Back The Choir and different choirs from different churches will come together to perform for the crowd at Kampala Serena Hotel. Among the notable performers who will be on stage alongside Nakie Julian will include calvary Cross Choir, Golden GateChoir, All Saints Choir, and Jehovah Shalom which is an Acapella outfit. Singer Levixone will also perform alongside Ezekiel and Esther, the youngsters who recently won the East Africa has got talent music competitions. The only difference is that these singers will not perform their songs but will perform together with church choirs and they will perform Hymns.

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Cindy looking to inspire fellow female musicians in daring Cricket Oval concert

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Cindy Sanyu speaking to media during a press conference held at Bight of Benin on Monday.

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Musician Cindy Sanyu is set for a mega concert dubbed “Boom Party Concert” slated for this Saturday, March 7 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.

The “Ayokyayokya” star will be hoping to make history as the first Ugandan female musician to take on the arduous venue, one that has predominantly been used by international artists and countable Ugandan male artists.

Although she admitted worrisomeness about the choice of venue, she insists it is for the greater good and hopes to inspire fellow female musicians with the daring move.

“As a female musician who has been in the industry for over a decade, I wanted to cement my legacy with something that has not be done before. This is why I ended up choosing to hold my concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval.” Cindy told media during a press briefing held at Bight of Benin restaurant on Monday.

“I also want to squash this notion that it is only international musicians that can fill up Lugogo as well as inspire fellow women that it can be done.” She added.

Meanwhile, Cindy has promised to give fans a memorable experience, revealing that she will be performing with twice the number of dancers and instrumentalists than she usually does.

The “Boom Party Concert” will feature other artists such as Kent & Flosso, Eddy Kenzo, Maro, Karole Kasita, Rabadaba, Silver X (from South Sudan), and Viper Ranking among others.

“I know I can’t do this on my own. I am calling on everyone to come and support me.  Join me and we make history together.” She concluded.

The concert is being organised by Nexus Events and sponsored by Tusker Malt. Tickets are on sale at Shs. 20,000 (ordinary), Shs. 50,000 (VIP) and Shs 1,000,000(table).

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